Suzanne Fortier, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Suzanne Fortier has tested.

Roasted tzimmes on a large sheet pan.

Roasted Tzimmes

This is not the sweet, gooey tzimmes of your childhood. Nope. So don’t be surprised when that old familiar flavor pales in comparison.

Maple pumpkin pie slices on 3 plates, topped with whipping cream. Flanked by a napkin, a cup of coffee, and a bowl of whipping cream.

Maple Pumpkin Pie

This is just about as traditional as tradition gets. Save for the slight plot twist of maple syrup. Intrigued? You should be.

A white plate of zucchini linguine--with pasta, zucchini, garlic, capers, mint, dill, and cheese with a fork

Zucchini Linguine

This zucchini linguine is a panoply of summer abundance with summer squash and herbs crowding out the usual pasta sauce suspects. No complaints here.

A jar of refrigerator sweet pickles with a fork holding two pickles lying beside the jar.

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles

A Scandinavian-style pickle that’s distinctly sweet, a little sour, and perfumed with dill. It doesn’t even require turning on the stove during the dog days of summer.

A small glass jar filled with sandwich pickles, rosemary, and thyme.

Sandwich Pickles

Admit it, you’ve probably been eating the same tired, jarred sandwich pickles for as long as you’ve been eating sandwiches. No more.

A carved wooden bowl filled with barbecue potato chips.

Barbecue Potato Chips

A cheater’s version of homemade barbecue potato chips that will have you hooked for life. Taste ’em and get back to us.

A glass bottle filled with homemade lemonade syrup, a bowl of lemons, and two glasses on a wooden table.

Homemade Lemonade

Pucker up, cuz you’re going to want to sip the bejeebers out of this ridiculously easy, sweetly tart lemonade. Wowza.

Spinach falafel on a cutting board with some tucked into a pita, and a bowl of parsley tahini sauce.

Spinach Falafel

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and at home in a pita. That’s our fave definition of falafel. And this unconventional and healthful riff is our fave incarnation of it.

A sliced grilled hanger steak with raita in a bowl next to it on a wooden cutting board.

Grilled Hanger Steak with Raita

This grilled hanger steak recipe with raita is gonna transform your notion of just how simple yet spectacular grilled steak can be. Swear.

A plate with a trio of deviled eggs - horseradish deviled egg, truffled deviled egg, and smoked salmon deviled egg.

A Trio of Deviled Eggs

Irresistible. That’s what we think of this array of deviled eggs, which come in classic, smoked salmon, and lightly truffled. Better than mom’s.

A glass of homemade ginger ale with ice and a lime wedge, and a gar of ginger syrup in the background.

Homemade Ginger Ale

Full of natural ingredients that pack a wallop of intense, true-to-life ginger flavor, this brilliant hack for making real ginger ale will make you a convert.

A slow roasted lamb shoulder in an oval cast iron dish with orange wedges.

Slow Roast Lamb

This slow roasted lamb shoulder coaxes the meat to fall-apart tenderness in the oven while infusing it with the pervasive aroma and flavor of orange, chile, and honey.

A shallow white dish filled with coffee creme brulee, with a spoon resting inside.

Coffee Crème Brûlée

“I’ve actually had friends lift their gratin dish and lick it clean—right at the table!” says David Lebovitz. We’ll have one of those. Actually, we’ll have two.

A bowl of Cuban black bean soup with a wooden ladle next to a yellow plate filled with white rice.

Cuban Black Bean Soup

This Havana-style black bean soup is gonna surprise you with just how intensely flavored it is despite calling for inexpensive everyday ingredients.

Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

A white bowl of French lentil soup, topped with ribbons of chard.

French Lentil Soup

Hearty, healthy, comforting as heck, and it comes together in a single pot and makes ample leftovers to see you through the rest of the week.

Nine homemade pita bread rounds stacked on a wire rack.

Homemade Pita Bread

Perhaps the best homeschooling you can bring about in the kitchen is homemade pita dough puffing in minutes. Here’s how to make that magic happen.